The Song of Songs: A New Version (with Expanded Commentary)

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Ancient love poetry in a fresh translation...Of special interest to fans of Sappho and Rumi.

The Song of Songs is one of the shortest books of the Bible, but it's also the most unusual. A love poem that doesn't mention God, it was the last book to be accepted into the Old Testament; and its celebration of sexuality is unlike anything else in the scriptures of the world's great religions. 

Unfortunately, traditional English translations suppressed the Song's sexuality, muddled its structure, and buried the voice of the original poet under layers of churchly verbosity. This new version reveals the full meaning of the Song in fresh, accessible language. It also restores the Song's true structure, presenting it as a cycle of six poems. 

Above all, this version bids us to listen anew to the bold and intimate voice of the Song's author, who almost certainly was a woman. 

July 2017 update -- Now includes a bonus book, Come to Vineyard: Sex, Spirituality, and the Song of Songs.

Note: This paperback is priced as low as possible; because it has a full-color interior, it costs more to print than our other titles.  

The Kindle version is FREE when you buy the paperback.

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Sam Torode is author of The Dirty Parts of the Bible, a humorous novel referencing the Song of Songs. After finishing that novel, he became curious about the Song's origins and went on to research and write The Song of Songs: A New Version

Also from Ancient Renewal: The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life by Epictetus, The Meditations: An Emperor's Guide to Mastery by Marcus Aurelius, and Tao Te Ching: The Book of the Way by Lao Tzu.

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